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"House Democrat. What's their plan to end the shutdown? And what about those calls to impeach the president? On C span radio. This is Fox News Sunday. House Democrats have an ambitious agenda as they take over the majority from infrastructure to health care to investigations of the Trump administration, but their first priority is to end the government shutdown. Joining us now from Rhode Island one of their new leaders, congressman David cellini chair of the House Democratic policy and communications committee. Congressman what's the latest on where negotiations stand are your is your side willing to compromise with the president on the border wall. Or are you in effect demanding his surrender? No, I don't think we're demanding it surrender. But what we're demanding? Is that the government be reopened? We passed appropriations bills that were passed unanimously by the Senate. There was supported by the Republicans. There was an agreement on those bills. The president at the last moment changed his mind and that deal fell apart. So we're trying to isolate the disagreement. So we re we passed again, the Senate approved version that it was the Republican path forward that passed the house in a bipartisan way with Republicans and Democrats we send that to the Senate what we're saying is open up. The government will have a short term extension for the department of homeland security. So we can resolve this disagreement, but we need to reopen the government and the president has really held these other. Let me just interrupt for a second because because speaker Pelosi and Democratic Senate later Schumer have been hitting at this on Friday after the meeting is it the democratic do now that there could be no negotiations on the board. Wall at all until the president agrees to reopen. The rest of the government. I think we believe that government must reopen immediately. I miss having real consequences. Not only to the federal workers back to the country in terms of food stamps in terms of tax refunds in terms of safety at the airport to the TSA. I mean, there are real consequences to prolong shutdown. The president doesn't seem to understand that. But it's really impacting small business it's impacting people's lives. And so what we're saying is open the government. There's agreement bipartisan agreement on funding the balance of the government. Let's isolate the disagreement the department of homeland security and continue talking. All right. Let's talk about the merits of a border wall. Here's what speaker new speaker Nancy Pelosi says. Wall. Have any doubt that we're not doing a wall? The wall in my view is an immorality."